THE 2021 Met Gala kicked off with Kim Kardashian in a full-coverage black mask alongside Rihanna, ASAP Rocky, and JLo & Ben Affleck – who shared a kiss on the Vogue red carpet.
Monday night brought the biggest night in fashion back to New York City after being canceled last year due to the Covid pandemic and the stars went all out in couture ensembles for the lavish event.
Tonight's star-studded fundraiser was given the theme "America: A Lexicon Of Fashion" at the Big Apple's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Kim, 40, and Balenciaga Creative Director Demna Gvasalia both covered up in a black faceless Balenciaga ensemble that included a mask over their entire head.
The mysterious look is similar to what the reality star has worn to Kanye West's Donda events recently.
However, E! News reported that the Yeezy mogul did not attend the gala and insisted that the designer Demna joined the reality star.
Jennifer Lopez rocked a long brown dress that showed off her toned legs with a high slit, plunging neckline, and large-brim hat.
The Hustlers actress was joined by former fiance and current boyfriend, Ben, and even shared a passionate kiss over their face masks.
One of the last couples to arrive at the fashion fundraiser was "Queen of the Met" Rihanna with boyfriend ASAP Rocky.
The Fenty founder kept it simple in an all-black ruffled gown while her rapper boyfriend wore a colorful patchwork cloak over his body.
Bad Guy singer Billie Eilish, 19, looked stunning in a nude Oscar de la Renta ball gown complete with a long tulle train.
She wore lots of diamonds around her wrists and ears while she rocked short blonde hair with a smokey eye.
Kendall Jenner stunned in a sheer nude gown with hundreds of hand-sewn jewels on the top layer and around her neck.
Her close friend, Gigi Hadid, wore a simple ivory Prada gown with long black leather gloves that she said was "very American" despite being an Italian designer.
Lil Nas X arrived in a gold Atelier Versace cloak with a train that followed multiple feet behind him.
Under the dramatic cape was a jewel-encrusted gold jumpsuit that he wore for the remainder of the red carpet.
RED HOT RED CARPET
The co-chair of the Met Gala, Timothee Chalamet, 25, posed in a pristine ivory suit and Cartier brooches but added a casual touch with Converse shoes.
Jennifer Hudson was red hot in a floor-length AZ Factory gown complete with a cape and long train.
Schitt's Creek star and creator Dan Levy dazzled in an outfit that had a graphic that depicted two people kissing by designer Loewe and complete with Cartier jewels.
Model Irina Shayk showed off her amazing toned figure with a sheer floral Moschino dress that flaunted her bare butt.
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion stunned in a light pink Coach gown with jewels encrusted throughout the dress.
Following a night of big wins at the MTV VMAs, Olivia Rodrigo, 18, made her first-ever Met Gala appearance in a black lace outfit with feather accents.
Ozark actress Julia Garner stunned in a skintight Stella McCartney sheer silver dress with an embellished bodysuit underneath.
STARS SHOW THEIR WILD SIDE
Elliot Page wore a dapper black tux with a green rose on his lapel during the actor's first Met Gala.
Wild Side songstress Normani stunned in a lavish mustard-colored ball gown complete with massive puffy sleeves.
Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams went with an all-black goth look in a Thom Browne dress and matching dark makeup.
Big Little Lies actress Zoe Kravitz left little to the imagination in a studded jeweled ensemble that exposed her toned abs with just a bra and underwear underneath.
Saweetie showed off her hip cutouts on the steps in a shimmering sequin dress with a staggering train trailing behind her.
Gabrielle Union looked incredible in an artistic white gown complete with unique patterns and standout pieces.
Ilana Glazer donned a nude palette, wearing a Jason Rembert hand-sewn gown with a sheer patterned camoflauge overlay and feathered sleeves.
Keke Palmer stunned in a fitted floor-length black gown studded in gold embellishments.
PRETTY IN PINK
Fresh off her exciting engagement news, Kate Hudson looked pretty in a revealing baby pink skirt, silk bra, and feathered cape.
Whoopi Goldberg made a splash in a purple multi-layered dress with a long ruffled coat that was complete with an emerald underskirt.
Just months after welcoming her first baby, Emily Ratajkowski looked incredible in a skin-tight red lace gown with a long flowing train.
Fellow Covergirl Cara Delevingne made a statement in an all-white ensemble with a bold red message that red "peg the patriarchy."
Kristen Stewart changed up her hair to a blonde ponytail and paired her look with a floral pink blazer, white pants, and a matching blouse.
While Vogue editor-in-chief and host of the evening, Anna Wintour, strutted on her big night in a multi-level Oscar de la Renta floral patterned gown.
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